The ticket: Pop

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PATTY GRIFFIN No matter how big the room, and it seems they keep getting bigger, Griffin (pictured) knows how to relay her songs as if you’re hearing them in your living room. She left the Boston area, where she honed her chops in folk venues around town, many moons ago, but she’s still beloved around here. Griffin is on the road behind last year’s “American Kid” and the rerelease of her long-lost 2000 album, “Silver Bell.” June 10, 8 p.m. Tickets: $30-$45. House of Blues. 800-745-3000, www.livenation

MARY GAUTHIER Whether she’s confronting her inner demons (“I Drink”) or making peace with her upbringing as an orphan (2010’s devastating “The Foundling”), this singer-songwriter and former Boston resident has never shied away from laying herself bare. It’s a safe bet that she has done exactly that on her new album, “Trouble & Love,” set for release on Tuesday. June 11, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $18. Johnny D’s, Somerville. 617-776-2004,

MELISSA ETHERIDGE WITH THE BOSTON POPS Marking her debut with a symphony orchestra, this veteran singer-songwriter (and newlywed) will join conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops for a two-night stand at Symphony Hall. Thursday’s performance is billed as Berklee Night at the Pops (Etheridge is a Berklee alum) and will feature other musicians affiliated with the school, including Sarah Walk and Deni Hlavinka, among others. Friday is Armenian Night, with Etheridge playing her own set of songs in addition to a performance by Armenian saxophonist Hayrapet Arakelyan and the Pops tackling Dave Brubeck’s “Blue Rondo à la Turk” and Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” (no, really). June 12-13,
8 p.m. Tickets: $24-$94. Symphony Hall. 888-266-1200,